[Dixielandjazz] Sonny Rollins

Stan Brager sbrager at socal.rr.com
Sun Oct 2 13:21:51 PDT 2005


While I can understand your point of view, I can honestly say that I like
Rollins' music. It seems that there are others who also like the music of
Sonny Rollins and his contemporaries. For us, this is OKOM.

Stan Brager
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Cebuisle2 at aol.com>
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Sent: Saturday, October 01, 2005 7:06 PM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Sonny Rollins

> I read all the way through Steve's post on Rolljns, no mean feat!  The
> interview was a lot more interesting than his playing during the first
and last
> time I heard him.
> I was in Baltimore. visiting a girl friend at the med school . She asked
> what kind of music I liked, and I said "jazz." Should have been more
> We went to a small club with tables pushed up against each other. Sonny
> Rollins was the feature. Paid the fee, ordered the drinks, and listened to
> with a four piece combo. At the conclusion of the number, his band mates
> off the stage. Rollins then proceeded to play a sax solo for a least
> minutes, running scales (or so it seemed) and honking his way along,
> with his back to the few patrons in the place.
> I couldn't find any jazz in the performance, and the one man show was not
> entertaining or even swinging. Don't know how long he kept that up, as my
> and I left and looked for other forms of entertainment.
> Nonetheless, some folks call it  "jazz"                           Regards
> all, Ted

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